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Debashis Chatterjee

  • Basic Instinct

    11/12/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    Our basic instinct is to be joyful—“to be happy as hell”, my friend Sadanand would remark. “Even hell ought to be a reas...
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  • Durga: No-body In Billion Bodies!

    01/11/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    One of the great illusions of our life is this: we believe that there is a single unique person within us. We are not a ...
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  • Toxic Boss, Sick Company: A Clinic For Leaders

    03/10/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    One Buddha and a billion buddhus! One visionary and a million cataract patients. One Baba followed by resounding Baa Baa...
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  • Bribe Culture

    30/06/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    Think of de-notification of the State Highways as an inventive method to overcome the Supreme Court order banning liquor...
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  • Greatness Guide

    31/05/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    I sat breathless by the sea shore in Cartagena in the Caribbean Coast of Columbia.  The air was filled with the voices o...
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  • Managing Emotions

    08/05/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    I was listening to Bollywood’s leading star Shahrukh Khan talk about a new generation of professional actors. These acto...
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Jamuna Pai

  • Get The Perfect Arch!

    11/12/2017, Jamuna Pai
    Recently I read about eyebrow transplant and how it is a good solution to rectify the problem of thinning brows.  Could ...
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  • Clear Tones

    01/11/2017, Jamuna Pai
    Q: I have just moved from the tropical climate of Singapore to the UK for a course. Unlike Singapore, I will experience ...
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  • Dazzling Looks

    03/10/2017, Jamuna Pai
    Glamming up for the festive season can sometimes take a toll on your hair and skin. Here are answers to some commonly oc...
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  • Fix It

    30/06/2017, Jamuna Pai
    Should someone with oily skin moisturise? A: Often people believe that if they have oily skin, they do not need a moistu...
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  • Young & Beautiful

    31/05/2017, Jamuna Pai
    1. Sun protection = Skin protection: If you slather on SPF protection only when you are outdoors it is not enough. It is...
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  • Sparkle & Oomph

    08/05/2017, Jamuna Pai
    I am always in a rush to reach work on time and often apply make-up on the bus or in a train. Will my make up get contam...
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MJ Akbar

  • Modi’s Mission 2022

    11/12/2017, M J Akbar
    Reform has become the trope of our times. After nearly a quarter-century of hop, side-step and crawl, the Indian economy...
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  • Dynasties Kill Democracy

    01/11/2017, M J Akbar
    A Freudian slip is not quite a slip; it is, more accurately, a freeze-frame  image of a person’s unexpressed beliefs. Th...
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  • Big Bose

    03/10/2017, M J Akbar
    Subhash Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru were too similar to cooperate beyond a point, for there was only one place at ...
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  • Mission Possible

    02/09/2017, M J Akbar
    On February 15 this year, Isro placed 104 satellites into orbit using only a single launch of one vehicle, PSLV-C37. The...
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  • No Time To Waste

    30/06/2017, M J Akbar
    Everyone knows, as the old gag puts it, that half the time in government is wasted, but no one knows which half. Indian ...
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  • Freedom From Filth

    31/05/2017, M J Akbar
    More than two decades have passed, but the memory of a conversation with a very senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami Kas...
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Ashali Varma

  • Why Is The Opposition Crying Foul?

    11/12/2017, Ashali Varma
    Do we deserve democracy? This is a question that Indians must seriously debate, especially when the governing party is t...
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  • Jihadis And The Rohingyas

    01/11/2017, Ashali Varma
    When we see the plight of the Rohingya refugees, we are naturally concerned for them. But what do we really know about t...
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  • Giant Threat

    03/10/2017, Ashali Varma
    As we celebrate the stunning work done by the Ministry of External Affairs and Ajit Doval which – together with Prime Mi...
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  • Victims!

    30/06/2017, Ashali Varma
    Once again there has been a terror attack at a concert. This one in Manchester, United Kingdom. A suicide bomber killed ...
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  • Terror In Kashmir

    31/05/2017, Ashali Varma
    In the US, a book that is doing the rounds, should be of great interest to our intelligence agencies. “Call for Transnat...
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  • Valley Of Fear

    08/05/2017, Ashali Varma
    The news from around the world is grim. Sweden, UK, and Egypt have suffered terror attacks. Jammu and Kashmir is witness...
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S B S Surendran

  • For Good Neighbours

    11/12/2017, S B S Surendran
    Creating happiness and harmony is the primary reason for using feng shui. Happiness and harmony at home or workplace is ...
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  • Preparing For Annual Energy Changes

    01/11/2017, S B S Surendran
    Often we hear people say, “Things changed over a period of time”. In reality, do things change or is it just a belief? W...
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  • Let There Be Light

    03/10/2017, S B S Surendran
    It’s that time of the year when you don’t mind going the extra mile to bring good luck and prosperity into your life. Wh...
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  • Spiritual Cleansing

    30/06/2017, S B S Surendran
    Feng Shui is the ancient art of placement and design used to balance and enhance the energy flow in living environments....
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  • Harmony In Space & Life

    31/05/2017, S B S Surendran
    The science of Vaastu that originated in India dates back to over 5000 years and has been the essence of many ancient st...
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  • Creating Beneficial Spaces

    08/05/2017, S B S Surendran
    Adapting the science of Vaastu or Feng Shui from the inception of a project can prevent costly mistakes. By incorporatin...
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Barkha 'N' Sonzal

  • Romance Your Wardrobe

    11/07/2014, Barkha 'N' Sonzal
    Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re going out of town or planning for a co...
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  • Flatter Your Figure

    11/07/2014, Barkha 'N' Sonzal
    Singer and television personality Nicole Scherzinger once said,“It’s important for a woman to feel good in her clothes. ...
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  • Trend Watch

    09/07/2014, Barkha 'N' Sonzal
    WOMEN Q. Cropped tops are hot this summer, but not everybody can wear them. Please giveus tips on how this style can be ...
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Shobhaa De

  • Will Bollywood Boot Out Sexual Predators?

    11/12/2017, Shobhaa De
    Kevin Spacey, aged 58, is an extraordinary actor. Let nobody take that away from him. He is also a huge money-spinner fo...
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  • Casting Couch

    01/11/2017, Shobhaa De
    Bollywood is always in search of a great big Diwali dhamaka. I am hoping this year will provide a big bang! Come on, all...
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  • One Gauri Is Bigger Than A Thousand Bigots

    03/10/2017, Shobhaa De
    One did not have to know Gauri personally to admire her. One already ‘knew’ her. In the best way one can know strangers ...
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  • India@70

    02/09/2017, Shobhaa De
    Let’s start with what happened at a madrassa on Independence Day this year. Little boys and girls, neatly dressed and ho...
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  • Ps & Bs Of Procreation

    30/06/2017, Shobhaa De
    Yes. The heat is on. And the heat is getting to a lot of us. Like that darling former High Court judge from Rajasthan wh...
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  • What’s With Our Youth!

    31/05/2017, Shobhaa De
    He came. He sang. He didn’t conquer. A popular comic made khichdi of the Brat Boy of Pop. Which was most unfair — to the...
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